PERRIN – There will be a reception to honor Mary and Ted Burns on their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday , June 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The reception will take place at the Perrin First Baptist Church. No gifts, please and everyone is invited. Their actual anniversary is June 16th. Congratulations to the Burns.

Laura Tucker, granddaughter of local Perrin residents Pete and Beulah Tucker, has earned a Superior rating in voice competition at the District Festival of Texas Federation of Music. She also earned a Superior rating at the State Festival in San Marcos. Additionally, Laura received a commended score in piano at the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Little Miss Tucker is the daughter of Jennifer Tucker and the late Joe Tucker.

The Perrin-Whitt PTO raffled off a barbecue grill last Saturday and our congratulations go to Sherry Ripkowski on winning the pit. The PTO raised $2,132 and wants to send a big thank you to all the students and parents who helped sell tickets.

There will be junior high and high school volleyball camps in July at the Perrin school. It will run July 26-29 in the Perrin High School gym. Junior high camp will be from noon to 2 p.m. and costs $40, which includes a T-shirt. The high school will have two sessions. Session 1 will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Session 2  will be 2:30 p.m. to 4. The high school sessions will cost $75, which includes a T-shirt. All registrations need to be mailed before July 12. Forms can be downloaded in the Extracurricular/Volleyball section of the school district’s website.

Official notice from the Board of Trustees of Perrin-Whitt CISD: They are proud to announce John Kuhn, high school principal at Mineral Wells, as the lone finalist for superintendent of schools for the district.

Marks Mealio flew in from Nashville, Tenn., last Thursday evening to go to his nephew, Sean’s, graduation. Sean Fowler was valedictorian of the graduating class of Perrin 2010. Marks enjoyed going fishing early Friday morning with his dad, Fred Mealio, and niece, Haylee Fowler. Haylee won the bragging rights as she was the only one who caught one big enough to keep. Marks left Saturday morning back to Tennessee.

Elmer Smith and Chella Wampler Smith will celebrate their reunion on Sunday, June 27, with lunch being served at noon. They will be meeting in Jacksboro at the First National Bank building in the hospitality room which is on the street (U.S. Highway 281) entering Jacksboro on the south entrance.

The June Angel Food box due date to order the Angel Food is Sunday, June 9 with the delivery of the food boxes on Saturday, June 26. The Angel Food website has made it convenient to order online using a debit or credit card. You may order online at their website at If you have any questions concerning Angel Food, call Fred Mealio at (940) 798-4455. You may mail your order to Fred Mealio, 228 Rick Road, Perrin, TX 76486. Make the check out to Perrin Church of Christ. Be sure to indicate what you are ordering and include your phone number in case there is a delay in the delivery.

Please send me any newsworthy items by bringing it by the house or sending it to Kay. Her e-mail address is I’d like to acknowledge any in the community who will be having birthdays or anniversaries, if I knew about them. Or if you have any news either about your family or any other community happenings, give me a call at 798-2235.

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